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News about AMD
  • eBay sellers scalp Mac Pro cylinders for nearly double retail price

    A pair of eBay profiteers are trying to cash in on the shortages of Apple's new Vader-esque Mac Pro desktop computer by pricing their machines at nearly double the retail value.

  • Apple's dark tower Mac Pro ship date quickly slips to February 2014

    Apple today started taking orders for its pricy Mac Pro workstation, but shipping dates almost immediately slipped to February, irritating customers who have been awaiting the 'dark tower' desktop computer.

  • Dark tower Mac Pro goes on sale Thursday

    Apple's radically redesigned Mac Pro workstation will go on sale Thursday, the Cupertino, Calif. company announced today.

  • DDR4 memory may not find way into PCs, tablets until 2015

    Crucial last week joined the ranks of leading venders to announce it will be shipping DDR4 memory by the end of the year, but Intel and AMD aren't expected to begin supporting the new memory boards with their processors until late next year.

  • China continues reign with top supercomputer

    China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Features about AMD
  • AMD passing on phones, focusing on tablets and hybrids

    The PC market may be taking a beating but chip maker Advanced Micro Devices is has no plans to move toward the hot new market: smartphones.

  • Which CPU? Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Fusion

    Over the next few weeks, Intel and AMD are set to unleash two new families of CPUs: Sandy Bridge (Intel's 2nd Generation Core processors) and AMD Fusion, respectively. These new processing chips offer a range of exciting improvements over existing CPU architecture, including on-board graphics chipsets, increased power efficiency and Full HD video optimisation.

  • AMD Radeon HD 6800 series is the new midrange graphics champ

    With the release of the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards, AMD delivers fantastic value for the average PC gamer.

  • Analysis: Intel, AMD end a bitter business and technical battle

    The settlement reached today by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Intel may not simply resolve some of the business issues the two companies have had; it might even encourage them to cooperate on some shared technical issues, say analysts. In fact, Intel's $1.25 billion payment to AMD may, in the end, turn out to be only a small part of what the accord delivers.

  • AMD talks Bulldozer, Hemlock and Fusion

    If chip makers competed on the basis of code names rather than products then Advanced Micro Devices might have beaten Intel a long time ago.